St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Parish

Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday - 9 am to 12 pm

Friday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

MASS TIMES

CONTACT Information

1st & 3rd Sunday: 9:00 am

2nd & 4th Sunday: 11:15am

Saturday: 4:30 pm

Tuesday 7:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am

5437 - 43rd Street, Vegreville, AB. T9C 1C8

Phone: (780) 632-3272

Toll Free: (780) 632-3272

Fax: (780) 632-3303

Email: stmartin@telus.net

 

Note:

Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Saturday at 3:45 pm or by appointment.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of each month.

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thinkfast On Friday, April.11 through to Saturday, April 12, Students from St. Mary fast for 24 hours to be in solidarity with our ONE BILLION brothers and sisters that live in poverty and hunger.

This years theme is- One Human Family, Food for All.

Please consider donating to Development and Peace by making a pledge to the participants or directly to development and Peace. One behalf of the world's hungry, we thank you for your support.

"A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table."
— Pope Francis

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LENT 2014

St. Martin's will be hosting its Lenten Mission on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday April 1st starting with Mass at 7pm.

Fr. Marc Cramer will be sharing and explaining the parable of the Sower from Luke's Gospel on the theme "Becoming Good Soil"

Fr. Michael will be discussing the Eucharist on Monday, March 31st (in Holden) and Tueday April 1st (in Viking) starting with Mass at 7pm and talk to follow.

"During the season of Lent, the Church issues two important invitations: to have a greater awareness of the redemptive work of Christ; and to live out one’s Baptism with deeper commitment." Pope Francis

Have a Happy Lent!!

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Catholic Education:

Here is a link to read a letter from the Alberta Catholic Bishops about Catholic Education.

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PRAY for PEACE!

This weekend , in accordance with Pope Francis' request and the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops, we are called to fast and pray for peace, especially in Syria and the Middle East, but also thoughout the whole world. Here is a sample prayer from Fr. Jack Lynch

God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria,

comfort those who suffer from violence,

console those who mourn the dead,

give strength to Syria's neighbouring countries to welcome refugees,

convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms

and protect those who are committed to peace.

God of hope, inspire leaders to choose methods of peace over violence,

and to seek reconciliation with their enemies.

Enflame the universal Church with compassion for Syria,

and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.

In this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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THANK YOU Fr. NILO:

We want to thank you Fr. Nilo for shepherding us, the parishoners of St. Martin of Tours, St. Gregory, and Holy Heart of Mary, over the past 6 years.

May God continue to bless you in your priestly ministry serving the people of God in Wetaskiwin and surrounding missions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Youth Day 2013:

"Go and make DISCIPLES of all NATIONS." (Matt 28:19)

Here is the link to the World Youth Day 2013World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.

Fr. Michael attended WYD 2013 and will add his reflection to this retreat experience in the near future.

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Pope Francis on the Eucharist:

"Let us pray that participation in the Eucharist provoke us always to follow the Lord every day, to be instruments of communion, to share with Him and with our neighbour who we are. Then our lives will be truly fruitful. Amen."

(May 29, 2013)

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Year of Faith: Please follow the Vatican website regarding weekly catechesis from Pope Benedict XVI, and now Pope Francis I. The Year of Faith is an opportunity for us to reflect, rediscover, and renew the gift of our faith, study our faith, and deepen our relationship with Christ Jesus and His Church.

Here is the link to the Year of Faith Website produced by the Vatican.

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MISSION: We are One in His Spirit

"We the members of these parish communities are called by our Baptism to discipleship in Jesus Christ to worship as a Catholic Christian community, to minister to one another, to educate in the light of the Gospel, and to evangelize by spreading the Good News. This is our challenge as we journey. Our role is to serve others in Jesus' name by following His example and to reach out to those in our community who need us."

Additional Information:

Please click on the various links below to find more information regarding the Catholic Church.

Please click on the link below for more information regarding the Catholic schools in Vegreville.

 

A message from Fr. Michael,

The Lord be with you!

Welcome to the parish website of St. Martin of Tours, Vegreville; Holy Heart of Mary, Viking; and St. Gregory the Great, Holden. As pastor of these three beautiful parish communities I want to greet you on behalf of the people of God and invite you to share with us the joy of friendship with our Lord Jesus Christ and through Him, with God Our Father in unity of the Holy Spirit. I myself was newly reassigned to these communities and have since enjoyed their warm hospitality.

I invite you also, if you are new to the area or have been away from the Church for some time, to come and celebrate with joy the rich heritage of our faith. I want to quote one of the Saints and an Early Church Father, St. Irenaeus, who said that, "The Glory of God is man fully alive." Contrary to common perception, the Christian faith does not decrease our happiness but rather assists it's increase as it leads us to fulfillment while glorifying the living God! When God is glorified in truth, goodness and beauty, we not only find fulfillment but find true and lasting happiness as well. This joy is something that I have experienced and I desire to share with you. Know that you are deeply loved by God. God bless you!


Please feel to contact us for any further information or questions.

Yours in Christ, Rev Michael Schumacher

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Fr. Michael has his own blog that he maintains in order to better communicate with his parishoners above and beyond this website. Click on the link below.

Fr. Michael Schumacher blog